NYSE:SCL - Stepan Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$93.92 +1.35 (+1.46 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 07:39 AM ET)
Previous Close$92.57
Today's Range$90.26 - $94.30
52-Week Range$68.09 - $94.30
Volume54,583 shs
Average Volume68,299 shs
Market Capitalization$2.12 billion
P/E Ratio20.20
Dividend Yield1.08%
Beta1.22
Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIP85858610
Phone847-446-7500

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.93 billion
Cash Flow$8.4536 per share
Book Value$32.90 per share

Profitability

Net Income$91.57 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,096
Market Cap$2.12 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
OptionableOptionable

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 4th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 1st. View Stepan's Dividend History.

How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) issued its earnings results on Thursday, February, 21st. The basic materials company reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.21. The basic materials company earned $466.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $486.67 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 15.02% and a net margin of 4.78%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.06 EPS. View Stepan's Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for SCL?

3 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $95.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's share price to reach $72.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 23.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Stepan.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Stepan?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Stepan.

Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about SCL stock has been trending very negative on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Stepan earned a daily sentiment score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include Visa (V), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), salesforce.com (CRM), CVS Health (CVS), PepsiCo (PEP), Starbucks (SBUX), AbbVie (ABBV), Randgold Resources (GOLD) and Zions Bancorporation NA (ZION).

Who are Stepan's key executives?

Stepan's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 55)
  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 49)
  • Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Consultant (Age 57)
  • Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 46)

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.22%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.87%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.79%), Northern Trust Corp (1.38%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.22%) and Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (1.20%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Luis Rojo, Michael Ross Boyce, Robert Victor Slone and Scott R Behrens. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Stepan.

Which major investors are selling Stepan stock?

SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., LSV Asset Management, Macquarie Group Ltd., Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Barclays PLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, First Trust Advisors LP and New York State Common Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale and Robert Victor Slone. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.

Which major investors are buying Stepan stock?

SCL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Geode Capital Management LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, Rhumbline Advisers, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and Bank of Montreal Can. Company insiders that have bought Stepan stock in the last two years include Jennifer Ansbro Hale and Luis Rojo. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.

How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $93.92.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $2.12 billion and generates $1.93 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $91.57 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.65 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,096 workers across the globe.

What is Stepan's official website?

The official website for Stepan is http://www.stepan.com.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is Edens and Winnetka Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Stepan (NYSE SCL)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  172 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  251 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  423
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Stepan and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SCL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SCL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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